Gnocchi Casserole in Creamy Tomato Sauce

Servings 5
Author Nagi from RecipeTin Eats
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Pillowy bites of gnocchi smothered in a silky tomato sauce, topped with golden cheese. Comfort food heaven! Though I make this with store bought Marinara Sauce, I like to freshen up the flavours by simmering it will garlic and onion before using.


  • 1.5 lb gnocchi , store bought
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1/2 onion , finely chopped
  • 700 ml / 24 oz Marinara Sauce
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning (optional)
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese , grated
  • 1/2 cup basil leaves , torn/chopped


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Cook gnocchi according to packet directions. Drain and transfer to 1.5 quart baking dish.
  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Add garlic and onion, cook for 1 1/2 minutes.
  • Add Marinara Sauce. Turn heat down and bring to simmer. Stir through cream and Seasonings, if using.
  • Pour over gnocchi. Stir to spread out. Top with cheese. Bake for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and golden.
  • Garnish with basil leaves if desired and serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 400, Carbohydrates: 58g, Protein: 15g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 36mg, Sodium: 1372mg, Potassium: 528mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 1190IU, Vitamin C: 11.4mg, Calcium: 293mg, Iron: 6.6mg